Spreading the word about ACEs

Published 10:44 am Tuesday, February 20, 2024

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Those interested in learning how to train others in the use of a trauma-informed approach in helping people are invited to “Training the Trainers: Basics of Trauma, ACEs, Resilience, and Key Principles” on Monday, March 11.
This five-hour course is offered through the East Tennessee State University Ballad Health Strong BRAIN Institute (SBI). It will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, and led by Becky Haas, an SBI member and internationally recognized trainer.
The course equips trainers from all professional sectors with the skills to facilitate training sessions on the basics of trauma and resilience, the significance of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how to improve service delivery by using a trauma-informed approach.
ACEs, which can occur as a result of violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war and other harmful experiences, are a widespread public health problem. According to the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), national statistics show that at least 70% of adults have experienced some form of trauma.
“Many people who experience trauma readily overcome it and continue on with their lives; however, for others, the trauma is overwhelming and their lives get derailed,” according to SAMHSA. “Some may get help in formal support systems; however, the vast majority will not.”
This SBI workshop will help equip trainers in expanding the resources and support in their communities for individuals and families affected by trauma.
Participants must have received prior training on trauma and ACEs before taking this course. The training is free, but registration is required. Registration is limited to 65.
For registration, visit http://tinyurl.com/yr5sdjuf. For more information, email SBI@etsu.edu.

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